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recent california business licensing news and updates California Commercial Cannabis Licenses (Medicinal and Adult-use Recreational) include:

California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis


This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding identity of the product CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL infusion testing laboratories Distributor transport certified by a California-licensed engineer manufacture cannabis products licensing cannabis microbusinesses ingredient list Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) licensed premises requiring refrigeration local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations allergen information meat and seafood, and other products cannabis cultivation licensing quality control labeling must enter certain events license review process edible products A-licensees Distributor Transport Only at least 99% purity Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company Bond in the amount of $5,000 shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit activity for a period of 120 days Business Information Premises diagram convicted of a substantially related crime Live Scans for each owner licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories CDPH-issued universal symbol ownership premises is not within a Government 2019 issues disposal 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market cannabis training Heavy Metals Testing Criminal History Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch recordkeeping manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) licensed cannabis cultivators Local Jurisdictions Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing compliance with local jurisdiction Local Authorization Financial information member manager 120 days cannabis cartoons delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Transition Period alcoholic beverages unique ID/batch number disposal and destruction methods medicinal and adult-use markets Category II Residual Pesticides Testing California Department of Public Health (CDPH) limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates Percentage of ownership property for the commercial cannabis activity manufacturers who package for other producers Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products inventory and quality control storage of cannabis goods manufacturing no added caffeine primary panel requirements Licensees A-license and an M-license amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package waste management laws sampling standards Financial Interest sugar payable to the state of California carbohydrates and fat per serving topicals conditional license re-sealable cannabis adult-use products surety bond basic nutritional information shared-use manufacturing facilities Proposed Section 40133 Arranging for laboratory testing paper inserted into the packaging Operating Procedures valid waiver concentrate 2019 laws Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Track and Trace BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL contaminant free Water/Food-grade Dry Ice stickers Mechanical 2019 compliance Local Authorization Attachment informational panel scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises California Public Records Act licensed physical location (premises) hang tag or a peel-back label ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises hydrocarbon-based solvents premises diagram licensing cannabis retailers medicinal and adult-use or both markets highly-concentrated oils or waxes Food-grade Butter/Oil 2019 recent news immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery track and trace system Identifying information commercial cannabis manufacturing in California 2019 revisions California Department of Public Health access to the area(s) opaque exit package manufacturer's name loan provided to a commercial cannabis business 100 mg of THC per package volatile solvent exit packaging cannabis market temporary license security three state cannabis-licensing authorities manufacturing practices cannabis industries licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers retailers amount of THC content commercial cannabis activity laboratory quality assurance commercial cannabis manufacturers Retailer (nonstorefront) an officer or director of a cannabis business emergency regulations tamper-evident limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving 2019 regulations motor carrier permit entry into the legal, regulated market Edibles– Products amount of sodium minimum standards for extraction processes licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises health claims investment into a commercial cannabis business supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products commercial cannabis products Temporary License Application Proposition 65 Temporary event up to 4 days commercial cannabis manufacturing small product packaging disclosure of all criminal convictions medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing Moisture Content Testing persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business microbusinesses manufacturing activities testing of cannabis goods procedures for inventory control Bond and Insurance Information managing member supply chain 2019 problems Fingerprints packaging and labeling Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods public health and safety commercial kitchens Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing inventory government warning statement label Ethanol cannabis plants Personnel Requirements MCSB at least 20% ownership interest public Licensee Lookup Tool Foreign Material Testing capsules MCSB’s temporary license application transportation potentially-hazardous foods inhalable cannabis edibles packaging opaque Local Issuing Authority extraction MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH THC levels workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control regulatory framework testing methods onsite consumption of cannabis goods distributors required limits Transport vehicles alarm system comply with all packaging and labeling requirements Type S share facility space persons 21 years of age or older diagram of the business’s layout structure and formation documents licensed cannabis manufacturers destruction of cannabis goods Manufacturing (non-volatile) tobacco products pre-made or purchased Carbon Dioxide (CO2) sanitary and hazard-free environment tinctures loop system chain of custody 600 foot radius of a school Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) manufacturing cannabis products Temporary License Application Information cannabis event organizer license Licensee Lookup Tool Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control product guidelines manned motor vehicle product formulation Industrial Hemp Advisory Board definition of owner 2019 fines adult-use commercial cannabis activity some nutritional facts evidence of rehabilitation sales of cannabis goods transport cannabis goods to retailer designated structure conducting quality assurance review Terpenoids Testing 2019 proposed changes The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) packaging supplemental label dried flower operating procedures Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 three cannabis licensing authorities cannabis waste health impacts of cannabis good manufacturing practices extracts Category I Residual Pesticides Testing Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division written procedures for inventory control vape cartridges The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Application Checklist medicinal commercial cannabis activity commercial cannabis manufacturing activity 2019 updates security and cannabis waste disposal LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Retailer (Type 10) transporting cannabis goods Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles Premises Information Vehicle Requirements Cannabinoids Testing Labor peace agreement cannabis sales and/or consumption Premises Diagram child-resistant outer package Individual Owner online licensing system Microbusiness remove THC/CBD transportation and security packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls 2019 new laws mandated warning statements A-license licensing scheme exception for testing laboratories CO2 and ethanol extractions 600-foot radius of a school secured area Form # CDPH-9041 Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch The California Department of Public Health's CDTFA seller’s permit periods of 90 days extensions separate applications Physical address Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 final form Seller’s permit number nonlaboratory quality control contaminants A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity state cannabis licensing 2019 resolutions Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act secondary package secondary packaging medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity Completed Temporary License Application Form financial interest holder local jurisdiction authorization labels not be attractive transportation of cannabis goods shipping manifest aggregate interest of 20% or more M-license local jurisdiction’s requirements child-resistant packaging CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing waste disposal compliance with regulations period of 120 days cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale local jurisdiction sanitary workplaces annual license application licensing cannabis distributors no infusion of nicotine highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods Mycotoxins Testing Cultivation less than 10,000 licensed cannabis distributors finished product Extractions using CO2 CDPH-9041 Temporary Cannabis Event 2019 important information Cannabis Manufacturing testing lab purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California operating premises no infusion of alcohol the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) cultivation Licensee Information regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis Butane/Hexane/Propane packaging and labeling requirements product as a candy prohibited M-licensees list of artificial food colorings consumption of alcohol or tobacco Owner Business Organizational protocol and more.

In addition, Outdoor cultivation Department Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) infused butters and oils as concentrates Pathogen Distribution CBD Request for Live Scan Validation Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Monitor Mature plant Nonvolatile solvent Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) infused pre-rolls THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Nonmanufactured cannabis product Personnel Immature plant Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Microorganisms Quality control personnel Manufacture Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Premises Cultivation site Sanitize Specialty Outdoor Environmental pathogen MCSB 90-day extension periods Allergen cross-contact Verification Infusion Extraction Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Holding Lot products similar to traditional food products prohibited Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Theoretical yield Commercial cannabis activity Preventive controls Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) track and trace system Net weight Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) CBD from industrial hemp Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Contact surface Type 6 – for extraction using a mechanical method or non-volatile solvent (ex: CO2, ethanol, water, or food-grade dry ice, cooking oils or butter) Kief Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Adult-use Market Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Topical cannabis product Processor Adulterated Medium Outdoor Volatile solvent Specialty Indoor Qualified individual Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Adequate Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Raw material Mixed-light cultivation DPH-17-010E Universal symbol Serving Canopy Applicant Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Cultivation Quality Licensee Watts per square foot alternate use of a manufacturing premises Wet weight Harvest Batch Quality control operation Dried flower Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Track-and-trace systems Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type P – for packaging and labeling only Type 11 (Distributor) Product Identity package flower or pre-rolls list of cannabis manufacturers cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Small Outdoor Pest UID Processing Primary panel Pre-roll Bureau Limited-access area cannabis concentrates Ingredient Track and trace system Small Indoor Quarantine Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) THC Specialty Cottage Indoor Medium Indoor Cannabis product Informational panel Mixed-light Tier 1 Process Unique identifier Component Specialty Cottage Outdoor Indoor cultivation Mixed-light Tier 2 Flowering adulteration M-license Nursery Batch Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Processing aid Allergen Actual yield Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Hazard Type 10 (Retailer) Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 12 (Microbusiness) Type N – for infusions Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Labeling Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Manufacturer licensee Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) In-process material Edible cannabis product Proposition 65 warning statement Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Finished product Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Package Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) and more.


Last updated on April 18, 2019



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